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This report, based on a one-year survey in approximately one hundred genome research laboratories all over the world and on continuing contact with their leaders, attempts to provide a first-hand and reasonably up to date picture of developments, trends and problems in this field. The situation in each of the major countries is reviewed, indicating in each case the major agencies and/or foundations involved, an assessment of overall progress towards the advertised goals, and specific scientific and organisational comments. The second part of the document is devoted to an in-depth discussion of the major issues in genome research. This includes genetic mapping, stressing the contribution of microsatellite-based approaches and the importance of data acquisition and informatics, physical mapping with YAC contigs and a discussion of how to make them widely available, genomic and cDNA sequencing, informatics both at the level of general databases and at that of laboratory notebooks, and instrumentation.

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Authors: JORDAN B R, Marseille (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15412 EN (1994) 43 pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8226-9
Record Number: 199410430 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en